IRS Increases 2024 Health FSA Contribution Limit

The IRS announced the cost-of-living adjusted maximum health flexible spending account (FSA) contribution for 2024.

December 07, 2023

On November 9, 2023, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published Revenue Procedure 2023-34 that outlines the 2024 cost-of-living adjustments for health flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and a wide array of other tax-related limits. The voluntary employee health FSA contribution limit for 2024 will be $3,200 – a $150 increase over the 2023 limit. If a cafeteria plan permits health FSA carryovers, the maximum amount that a participant can carry over from the 2024 to the 2025 plan year is $640 – a $30 increase.

Key Action

If electing to increase health FSA contribution limits: coordinate with third-party administrators, amend applicable plan documents and notify plan participants of the change.

Health Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  2023 2024
Maximum Contribution              $3,050 $3,200
Carryover Maximum              $610 $640

The maximum pre-tax voluntary contribution for dependent care assistance plan (DCAP) is not impacted by the cost-of-living adjustments outlined by Revenue Procedure 2023-34 since the DCAP limit is not inflation-adjusted. For 2024, the maximum DCAP contribution amount will remain at $5,000 (or $2,500 per parent if married and filing separately) and future years, unless changed by Congress.

Next Steps

Employer plan sponsors wishing to increase health FSA contribution limits for 2023 will need to coordinate with third party administrators, amend applicable plan documents and notify participants of the change.

The IRS and the Department of Health and Human Services/Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (HHS/CMS) previously announced the other 2024 inflation-adjusted limits in May 2023, which the Business Group summarized in an article available here.


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